Gravity

We've long been fascinated by decaying old buildings in rural areas. These structures seem to share a common life story: They are old, often more than a century. Most are invisible to their owners—these structures have been abandoned to time and gravity. Many of the photos will be black and white. The contrast and tones in the weathered wood and other details makes this an excellent subject for B&W photography. Some will be color images, when we feel color adds something to the story the picture tells.

We have an article about our interest in these old structures, and the project we set for ourselves to build this body of work. With these photos we strive for maximum detail, in an attempt to bring out the beauty in weathered wood, loose nails, peeling paint, rusting metal.

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Bynum derelict, Montana, US

Black and white seemed appropriate for this old derelict building in Bynum, Montana.

Virginia Creeper climbs an old shed, Michigan, U.S.

Virginia Creeper climbs the wall of an old shed in the shade of a sunny October day.


Lace curtain in an old log building, near Philipsburg, Montana, U.S.

A window with lace curtain in an old log structure near Philipsburg, Montana.

Old shed with sagging roof, Polson, Montana, U.S.

A little piece of Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs, Montana.


Old shed with sagging roof, Polson, Montana, U.S.

Frozen fog and snow highlight the sagging roof of an old shed in Polson, Montana.

Decaying shack in The Palouse, Washington, U.S.

Decades of wind have taken a toll on a shed in Garryowen, Montana., U.S.


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